Wocef 0.5gm Injection
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Wocef 500 MG Description
Wocef Injection is an antibiotic medicine. It is used for the treatment of various bacterial infections such as infection of brain, lungs, ear, stomach, urinary tract, joints, blood, skin and soft ti
ssues. Wocef Injection contains ceftriaxone as its active ingredient. Ceftriaxone acts by killing the infection-causing bacteria. Wocef Injection is given/adminstered in healthcare set up under supervision of a registered medical practitioner. The dose and duration for thetreatment will be decided by your doctor after careful assessment of your condition. Tell your doctor about your complete medical history before initiating the treatment.
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Uses of Wocef 500 MG
Wocef Injection is used to treat bacterial infection of the brain, lungs, airways, stomach, urinary tract, bone, joints, blood, skin and soft tissues.
Contraindications of Wocef 500 MG
- If you are allergic to ceftriaxone or any other ingredients of the Wocef Injection.
- If you are allergic to antibiotics from class cephalosporin, penicillins, monobactams and carbapenems. If you are not sure about which are these medicines ask your doctor.
- This injection should not be used in prematured babies, newborn suffering from jaundice or receiving calcium intravenously.
Side effects of Wocef 500 MG
- Injection site pain
- Irregular blood cell count
Precautions and Warnings of Wocef 500 MG
Can I take Wocef Injection during pregnancy?
The safety of Wocef Injection is not fully established in human pregnancy. It can be used in pregnant women only if clearly needed. Consult your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while receving treatment with this medicine.
Can I take Wocef Injection while breastfeeding?
Wocef Injection passes in breast milk in small quantities and has no or negligible effects on the breastfed baby. However, the baby should be closely monitored for the side effects such as diarrhoea, thrush or fungal infection of the mouth.
Can I drive if I have taken Wocef Injection?
You may feel dizzy after taking Wocef Injection. Thus, be cautious/avoid driving after taking this injection.
Can I consume alcohol if I have taken Wocef Injection?
No known interaction with alcohol. If you consume alcohol often, discuss it with your doctor. Long term use of alcohol can weaken your immune system and can make you more prone to get infected.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have kidney or liver disease or kidney stones.
- You are suffering from gallstones (stones in the gallbladder), anaemia (decreased red blood cells).
- You are on a low sodium diet.
- You have inflammation or swelling in any part of your bowel.
- You have stomach disease or you have experienced diarrhoea after taking antibiotics.
- You have taken any medicine or supplement containing calcium recently.
- You should let the doctor, or the laboratory person know that you are using Wocef Injection while going for a lab test, as it may interfere with the lab tests.
- Before Wocef Injection is administered to your child, let the doctor know if your child has been given a product containing calcium into their vein.
Mode of Action of Wocef 500 MG
How Does It Work?
Ceftriaxone in Wocef Injection works by stopping the formation of cell wall of the bacteria and thus killing the bacteria which causes infection.
Directions for Use of Wocef 500 MG
Wocef Injection will be given in the hospital or clinic by your doctor or nurse as an injection. This is not meant for self adminstration. Follow any aftercare instructions given by your doctor or nurse....
Interactions of Wocef 500 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way the Wocef Injection works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
- Especially, if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, immunomodulatory medicines or medicines for brain-related disorders....
- Blood thinners can increase the risk of bleeding. Hence, inform your doctor about it, dose adjustment may be required.
Storage and disposal of Wocef 500 MG
- Store Wocef Injection below 30°C, protect it from light.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
- Any unused portion should be discarded properly.
Dosage of Wocef 500 MG
An overdose of Wocef Injection is less likely as it is given by an expert medical professional. However, if you experience dizziness, fever, chills and upset stomach immediately after taking this injection, inform your doctor or reach out to your nearby hospital....
Missed a Dose
You will be monitored by your doctor or nurse as to when Wocef Injection should be given to you. Thus, it is unlikely that any dose of this injection will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed a dose, inform them....
Dr. Arpit Verma
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I stop taking Wocef Injection if I feel better after taking a few injections?
A: No, you should always take the full course of antibiotics, as failing that may decrease the effectiveness of treatment and will increase the resistance of bacteria. Inform your doctor before you stop the treatment with Wocef Injection.
Q: What other disease conditions should I discuss with my doctor before taking Wocef Injection?
A: You should discuss with your doctor if you are on any other medication, if you have any stomach, kidney or liver disease, if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding before starting Wocef Injection.
Q: Can I take Wocef Injection at home or on my own?
A: No, Wocef Injection should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor under medical supervision.
Q: Can we give Wocef Injection during dengue?
A: No, Wocef Injection is an antibiotic and should not be given in dengue. Dengue fever happens due to a viral infection and antibiotic is not effective against viruses.
Q: Does Wocef Injection work for viruses?
A: No, Wocef Injection is an antibiotic and effective only against bacterial infections.
Q: How is Wocef Injection given?
A: Wocef Injection will be given to you by a doctor in a clinic/hospital, this medicine should not be self adminstered. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor after careful assessment of the condition you are being treated and other parameters. Follow any aftercare instruction given by your doctor.
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